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New York Times, Friday, January 22, 1954

Author: Isaac Kert
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.78, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Isaac Kert has 30 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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Across Down
1. Get in touch with. : REACH
6. Home of the M. V. D. : USSR
10. Naomi's other name. : MARA
14. Mountain system of North Africa. : ATLAS
15. Zeno's portico. : STOA
16. Nile goddess. : ISIS
17. Part of an adage advising conformity. : DOASTHEROMANSDO
20. Present ___. : ARMS
21. Isles off Ireland. : ARAN
22. More attractive: Colloq. : CUTER
23. Marsupial: Colloq. : ROO
24. Double assent in Spain. : SISI
25. Before. : ERE
26. Frenchman. : GAUL
28. Grass doesn't grow under his feet. : GOGETTER
33. Italian historian and philosopher. : CROCE
35. Ruffians. : THUGS
36. Spanish man's name. : RUY
37. Herald of the morn. : LARK
38. Nickname for a great pitcher. : MATTY
39. City in Brazil. : PARA
40. Short piece of cloth. : END
41. Castaways. : WAIFS
42. Sheltered place. : HAVEN
43. The "Little Flower." : FIORELLO
45. "Big Jawn" of baseball. : MIZE
46. Herb eaten in Japan. : UDO
47. Greek letters. : RHOS
49. Dieter's abbreviation. : LBS
52. "Silver threads ___ the gold." : AMONG
55. Babe Ruth's forte. : SWAT
56. Inter ___. : ALIA
57. Seller, as of the Yankee Stadium. : REALESTATEAGENT
60. Handle: French. : ANSE
61. Like the driven snow. : PURE
62. Actress from Mexico. : MARGO
63. Bud Fisher's creation. : MUTT
64. Annexes. : ADDS
65. First name of a well-known thespian. : ORSON
1. Target-finding device. : RADAR
2. One of the Kurile Islands. : ETORO
3. Site of first atomic explosion in New Mexico : ALAMOGORDO
4. Sinclair Lewis hero. : CASS
5. Presidential initials. : HST
6. Service customers. : USERS
7. Open. : STRAIGHTFORWARD
8. Quickly. : SOON
9. Weight of a pile driver. : RAM
10. Slow, graceful dance. : MINUET
11. Helper: Abbr. : ASST
12. Gangster's finale. : RIDE
13. Ancient ten-stringed instrument. : ASOR
18. Weather phenomenon. : HAIL
19. Rival of Captain Absolute. : ACRES
24. Appeal to. : SUE
25. Condition of a rich cake batter. : EGGY
27. ___ emma (A. M.). : ACK
29. Excuses: Slang. : OUTS
30. Space nomads. : TRAVELLERS
31. River in France. : EURE
32. Pat Nixon's maiden name. : RYAN
33. Symbol used in music. : CLEF
34. Queen in the East. : RANI
35. Kinkajou's special feature. : TAIL
38. St. ___, French port on English Channel. : MALO
39. La ___, a capital of Bolivia. : PAZ
41. Formation in early football. : WEDGE
42. Pronoun. : HIS
44. Little stream. : RUNLET
45. Speck of dust. : MOTE
48. Dislikes. : HATES
50. Popular game. : BINGO
51. Squelched. : SATON
52. Biblical place. : ARAM
53. Soup to nuts. : MENU
54. Tobacco kiln. : OAST
55. Be scattered over. : STUD
56. Seaweed product. : AGAR
58. Belgian town in the Ardennes. : SPA
59. I love: Latin. : AMO

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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